Eoin Murray


25th April 2014 // Murray to represent Ireland in Acceleration 14


In inaugural Accerlation 14 event take place this weekend in Portimao, Portugal. Ireland will be represented in both the MW-V6 Pickup Series and the Legends Supercup by Eoin Murray and Niki Meredith respectively.

Acceleration 14 is a European wide series in which drivers represent nations in an Inter-nations battle for honours. The unique aspect of the Acceleration 14 events is that music festivals, car racing and bike racing are all combined into each of the 3-day weekends. The first event kicks off this Friday at the Autodromo Internacional Do Algarve just outside of Portimao on the southern coast of Portugal.

Eoin Murray will race in the new MW-V6 Pickup Series. The car is based on a tubular chassis with a powerful 325bhp V6 ford engine weighing just 925kg in total. Equipped with a sequential gearbox, 18” slick tyres and a fiberglass pick-up shaped body makes this an extremely exciting series. During the weekend there will be two 30 minute practice sessions followed by two qualifying sessions and three races, the last race being an endurance style race of 40 minutes on Sunday afternoon.

The former European Alfa champion Comments “I am delighted to be back racing internationally and it is great to be given the opportunity to represent Ireland. The car and team is unknown to me but I hope to gel with everything quickly. Portimao is one of my favourite tracks in Europe and with such a huge crowd expected it should be a really exciting weekend”.

Niki Meredith will take to the wheel of the Legend Supercup for the two opening rounds. Niki, from Clondalkin in Dublin has been racing Legends in Ireland and the UK for the last 6 years. Having won races in all the national series he’s raced in along the way Niki has his sights set firmly on victory this weekend. Speaking about the opportunity to represent Ireland he had this to say “Going to race a Legend in Europe is really what I’ve been itching to do for the last couple of seasons. When this opportunity came up I jumped at it. I can’t wait to get out to Portimao and mix it with the best driver is Europe”.

The Acceleration 14 events will be aired on BT Sport and Motors TV in highlight shows in the coming weeks. For more information visit www.acceleration14.com

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